The Independent National Electoral Commission declared Tinubu as the winner of the election, with Obi coming in third place.
By Johnson Atoukudu:
Amobi Ogah, a member of the House of Representatives from the Party House, has called on his party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, to back the current administration led by Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ogah, who won a seat in the 10th National Assembly during the February 25 House of Representatives election, representing the Isiuakwato/Umunneochi federal constituency of Abia state under the party’s banner, advised Peter Obi to prioritize Nigeria’s interests by expressing support for Tinubu’s government.
During the presidential race, Peter Obi of the Labour Party ran for President alongside Tinubu and 16 other candidates. The Independent National Electoral Commission declared Tinubu as the winner of the election, with Obi coming in third place.
Ogah made these remarks during an interview with Channels TV, emphasizing that Obi should not lose hope because if he didn’t win in the previous election, he could still win another one. He further mentioned that it is ultimately God who determines the leaders.
He said, “Once you are in this politics, don’t lose hope. Don’t think that if you don’t win today, you will not win again.
“Once someone has won the election, to be a good sportsperson, you must give the person support. For me like I said earlier last two weeks that trended all over the world, when I told the people, election has come and gone, now it’s about governance.
“And whoever God has given mandate to represent the people, you must respect that institution. Because today while I am representing you, it is that institution that brought me to this place.
“For that reason, I always say whoever that is in that seat, give the person that support until either court says otherwise or God. We must put Nigeria first.”
“Nigeria is more important than anybody. It is more important than me. Let’s leave that for another day but I can tell you it is only God that gives power,” he added.